Green Party's International Committee Expresses Outrage at Christmas Day Bombing of the Al-Durrah Children's Hospital in the Gaza Strip

The International Committee of the Green Party of the United States has denounced the bombing of facilities in Gaza, including the Al-Durrah Children's Hospital, on Christmas Day. The airstrikes and artillery attacks are a stark reminder that Israeli continues to target children in its decades-long violation of international norms and laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza. Such attacks are war crimes under international law, and attacks on children violate our most basic norms of human decency. Continue reading

COVID-19 “Rubs Salt in the Open Wound” of Longstanding Housing Crisis, Says Green Party. New Nationwide Petition Campaign Demands Permanent Solutions

WASHINGTON — The Green Party of the United States has announced a new congressional petition campaign for party members, candidates and allies to demand a permanent solution to the housing crisis. Greens say the COVID-19 pandemic threatening 40 million people with eviction severely aggravates a longstanding housing crisis. They are asking the country to hold Congress to account for their failure to take meaningful action to keep people in their homes, even as lawmakers underwrite corporate debt with taxpayer money. Continue reading

Green Party National Black Caucus Announces Inauguration Day Reparations and Police Accountability Rally at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.

Caucus demands Biden and Congress deliver on promises of reparations to the descendants of American Chattel Slavery WASHINGTON — The National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has announced a partnership with a dozen organizations to commemorate Breonna Taylor with an “Inauguration Day Reparations and Police Accountability Rally” on Wednesday, January 20th at 12:00pm in Washington, D.C. The rally will be held at Black Lives Matter Plaza on 16th Street NW (between K Street NW and the north side of President's Park) and will kick off an ongoing campaign aimed at Biden’s new administration and Congress. Continue reading

“Don’t ‘Scrooge’ Us!” — Green Party Launches Nationwide Campaign Demanding Medicare-for-All and COVID-19 Relief NOW

Green Party leaders are mobilizing their members, supporters and 2021 candidates with a petition to demand Congress act immediately to pass more comprehensive COVID-19 relief and vote on Improved Medicare-for-All. The petition references the Ebenezer Scrooge-like irony of passing such a miserly relief bill and dodging a Medicare-for-All vote entirely just before Christmas, after months of congressional inaction has left many families and communities devastated. Continue reading

Green Party Peace Action Committee Opposes Appointment of Michele Flournoy As Secretary of Defense

The Green Party of the United States Peace Action Committee (GPAX) has issued a statement opposing the nomination and appointment of Michele Flournoy as the next Secretary of Defense. Continue reading

Green Party EcoAction Committee Calls for Biden Executive Action on Climate

WASHINGTON — The Green Party of the United States EcoAction Committee has joined hundreds of other climate groups in urging President-elect Biden to take bold executive action on day one of his administration to treat climate change as a national emergency. Continue reading

National Green Party Women’s Caucus Releases Statement Supporting Transgender Day of Remembrance and Hosts Webinar Event Nov. 20

The National Women’s Caucus of the Green Party of the United States released a statement today in support of the Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR), which is observed this year on November 20. The statement is appended below. TDOR is observed in remembrance of people subjected to discrimination, violence and murder directed against transgender, intersex , non-binary, gender-nonconforming people, and anyone who appears to be stepping outside of normative gender stereotypes. Continue reading

Green, 26-Year-Old Mayor Elected in Baldwin Park, CA; Plus 10 Other Green Candidate Victories So Far

Greens Also Retain Ballot Status in Washington D.C. As Nationwide Results Continue to Roll In WASHINGTON — Overcoming immense challenges including “anyone but Trump”, pandemic campaigning conditions, nationwide panic about election integrity and four years of smears from the corporate oligarchy, the Green Party emerged from Election Day with 11 wins in the state of California and Oregon, and achievements elsewhere. Continue reading

2020 Green candidates challenge at every level of government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Demonstrating an enduring commitment to building a grassroots party that contests all levels of government, at least 181 Greens in 32 states are competing for public office on Election Day, November 3rd. They follow 29 Green candidates who ran in Winter, Spring and Summer 2020 elections. Like Green presidential nominee Howie Hawkins and running-mate Angela Walker, Green candidates for state and local office have had to fight their exclusion from candidate forums and debates while bearing the extraordinary burden of campaigning during the government’s disastrous mismanagement of the Coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading

Dems Are Pulling Their Punches On Extremist Barrett’s SCOTUS Nomination, Say Green Party’s Federal Candidates

WASHINGTON — Green Party candidates for federal office said today that Judge Amy Coney Barrett is out of step with the facts and most Americans’ values on the climate crisis, race, healthcare, abortion, immigration and LGBTQ rights, and so her confirmation must be blocked. Greens also said Democrats have failed to use what powers they have to fight Barrett’s nomination, preferring instead to exploit her appointment for electoral gain. Green Party presidential nominee Howie Hawkins said the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice should wait until after Election Day, criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats for not using the minority’s parliamentary powers to delay the nomination.  Continue reading